Despite the changes, bill author Sen. Chris Garten, R-Charlestown, said he was “supportive of the bill moving” and professed “trust” in the legislative process.
Senate Republicans on Monday pushed the Legislature’s latest effort to improve child care access for Hoosier families closer to the finish line. But Democrats say the bill loosens regulations for providers and could put children at risk.
EMS providers say insurance stinginess is complicating their financial stability and forcing them to hand big bills to unwitting Hoosiers.
Growing numbers of Indiana communities have sought property tax levies beyond their traditional caps thanks to rising property values. But lawmakers want to make it more difficult.
Dozens of candidates for Indiana’s top elected offices will hit Hoosier primary ballots this spring—including a whopping eight gubernatorial hopefuls, more than 150 state-level job-seekers and more than five-dozen congressional contenders.
Under pressure from fellow Republicans, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Friday announced he would send 50 Indiana National Guard soldiers to Texas’ border with Mexico, “effective immediately.”
A growing number of Republican governors say President Joe Biden’s administration isn’t doing enough to stem the flow of unauthorized migrants.
Dozens more congressional candidates filed their latest quarterly reports with the Federal Election Commission ahead of a Wednesday deadline, detailing contributions to their campaigns and how they spent the money.
The bill would require schools to administer the statewide literacy test—IREAD—in second grade, a year earlier than current requirements. It also would give students three chances to pass the exam during third grade before being denied promotion to fourth grade, with some exceptions.
Indiana’s Senate on Thursday approved a bill forcing the state’s economic development entity to disclose large land buys. Legislation on chaplains in schools, mobile integrated health programs, farmland ownership and school referenda also passed the Legislature’s chambers.
Young gun safety advocates clashed with an avowed gun-rights lawmaker on Tuesday in a 10-minute exchange at the Indiana Statehouse that featured a brief flash of a holstered handgun.
But while the Senate passed its bill—a priority for the Republican caucus—with almost the full support of the chamber, the House version faced adversity from Democrats.
The rebuke from U.S. Rep. Jim Banks came after a Washington Post report that former Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard had traveled to China before he left office last year. Banks warned that sister-city agreements can unduly influence U.S. cities to support problematic Chinese policies.
Amid a fleet of bills passing to the Senate, Indiana’s House of Representatives on Monday narrowly approved a bill setting state regulations for dog breeding and sales—including random pet store and dog breeder inspections.
The bill would allow retailers to reduce drink prices for up to four hours a day, but less than 15 hours in a week. Happy hours wouldn’t be allowed between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m.
A House roads committee on Tuesday did move long-sought legislation allowing jurors to know when someone in a car crash wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
Indiana’s local units of governments increasingly seek reviews that could mean more funding.
Indiana could rake in millions more off legalized Internet gambling than previously estimated, report says
The updated report found that Indiana could bring in between $413 million and $929 million over the first three years of legalization in “average” conditions at different possible tax rates.
The House Committee on Public Policy advanced a bill Tuesday letting beer wholesalers sell liquor-based ready-to-drink cocktails, over the protests of liquor industry representatives.